Auxiliary Services

RIT Auxiliary Services enhances the quality of life of the University Community by delivering innovative solutions and services while being trusted stewards of RIT resources.


Comprised of six departments, RIT Auxiliary Services impacts the recruitment and retention of future and current students by providing quality products, services, and memorable experiences. With a keen focus on customer service, our people are our greatest asset. Skilled employees with diverse expertise, strong community partnerships, and innovative solutions prime us for legendary service that promotes student success and drives financial growth for the University.


Residents Housed

8 distinctive housing choices from private living up to five roommates.

Home of Thinkers, Makers, Doers

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Meals Served Daily

20 dining locations with diverse cuisines, visiting chefs, and in-house specials.

Tigers Gotta Eat

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Featured Artists

Shop One features RIT-affiliated contemporary art, craft, and design work.

RIT Made
Art + Craft + Design

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MWBE Partners

Partner to create jobs, boost financial stability, and promote diversity. 


Auxiliary Services is comprised of a diverse workforce that values inclusivity.

With a team of over 200 people, we believe in innovation, positive engagements, and adding value to the campus community we serve. Our most valuable asset is our staff. We offer a supportive and inclusive environment through the sharing of diverse thoughts and ideas and provide professional development opportunities for staff to learn, develop and grow.

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The benefit of obtaining my master's degree has been a dream come true. It has allowed me to reimage how we serve customers. 

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I have learned new skills and my ideas are valued. I have developed my mechanical skills and learned ASL.

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Working with the global campuses gave me an opportunity to network with Tigers all over the world.

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I've been surrounded by leaders who have been instrumental in mentoring me. I'm now skilled in leading my team to be innovative and creative.

Health, Mind and Body

We offer opportunities for professional growth through industry associations, utilization of our talent roadmap services through Human Resources at RIT, and our strong industry connections.

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  • Health Comprehensive health plans allow you to choose the right plan for you and your family.
  • Vacation Paid time off is available and encouraged. An additional week is provided during the last week of December for the majority of RIT staff.
  • Growth Education benefits allow for broadening skills and developing new ones or providing the opportunity for family members to attend college.
  • Retirement 401k option with an RIT match up to 9%. 
  • Wellness An onsite gym, wellness classes, and access to mental and health professionals align the mind, body, and spirit. 
  • Flexible Work Arrangement Work from home, in office, or hybrid* with manager approval. 

Staff Directory

Kory Samuels
Associate Vice President of Auxiliary Services
Kathy Harter
Senior Staff Specialist
Jeremy Babcock
Executive Director, Auxiliary Facilities
Carla Dilella
Executive Director, RIT Housing
Kurt Ingerick
Exec Director, Technology, Strategy and Sustainability
Donald LaFlam
Executive Director of RIT Dining
Denishea Ortiz
Exec Director, Strategic Marketing and Retail Product Management
Donna Sandlin
Director of Policies and Compliance